STEM education resources launched for Australian primary school teachers

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The Hon Jason Clare MP, Minister for Education, visited Hughes Primary School in Canberra, ACT, on 25 June 2024, to announce the launch of the refreshed Australian Academy of Science STEM education programs. The Government’s funding to the Academy is enhancing classroom resources and teacher training materials and supporting the Academy’s re-imagined primary school science and mathematics offerings.

The Government is providing $9 million in funding for the Academy’s school science and maths programs from 2020-21 to 2024-25 as part of the Student Support Package, specifically aimed at supporting teachers to improve engagement in STEM education.

The Academy programs benefiting from this funding include:

Primary Connections: equips primary school teachers with resources and professional development opportunities that integrate science and literacy. It aims to develop students’ skills through inquiry-based learning.

ReSolve: provides online materials for teaching mathematics from Foundation to Year 10, this program makes math engaging and fun using inquiry-based methods.

Science by Doing: offers free online science resources for teachers and students in Years 7 to 10. 

The new primary education resources align with the revised Australian Curriculum and are designed for early career and experienced teachers. Minister Clare expressed the importance of supporting teachers with high-quality, evidence-based and free education resources, particularly in the critical areas of science and mathematics.

To find out more, visit: Australian Academy of Science

Correct at time of publication.